Tips to slow down as we enter Autumn

Somehow, we find ourselves in September, this year has been a full one for me. Working on several projects, spending far too much time staring in to a computer screen and giving myself a hard time for having breaks.  

With Autumn almost at our door, bringing cooler temperatures and shorter days, it seemed a good time for me to start slowing down.

Below are a few ways how I intend to slow down and be more present.  

Clear your diary: 

Sometimes it feels if you haven’t crammed your day with back to back things or created a to do list as long your arm, you’re not achieving. However, we need that down time to recharge our batteries, other wise  burn out is unavoidable. So Schedule in some quite time, give yourself that break even if its just an hour to sit and have a cuppa on your own, allow yourself to have that head space, sit with that stillness and see your energy levels increase.  

Unplug and disconnect:

We live in a world where we are always connected to devices and social media, which means its easy to be distracted. if you cant unplug completely, give yourself allocated time to check social media and turn off notifications so you aren’t distorted by your phone beeping or vibrating. Maybe enjoy the silence or use the time to do you something you love. whether that is reading a book, a coffee with a friend, allow yourself to be in the present and enjoying the moment.

Take your time: 

Stop rushing, forget multitasking and take the time to do one job at a time. This is a great way to become more engaged in what you’re doing. Multi tasking isn’t good for productivity, our brains can only process one thing at a time effiencey, focusing on one thing at at time will take less brain power, allowing you to finish the task quicker and not leaving your feeling frazzled.

 Get out doors:  

Now were not always blessed with predictable weather. You could leave your house to sunshine, hours later get drenched in a down fall and go to bed with gail force winds. However fresh air always makes me feel better. And there is something relaxing about being around nature. Even if you only have 15 minutes, put on a thick knit and get outside. Stretch your legs and breathe in the air, a great way to feel rejuvenated. 

 Give them a go and let me know how you get on.

'“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” Lao Tzu

charlie andrews